Social Wellness

Social wellness is contributing to the human and physical environment for the common welfare of, and social justice within, one’s community. It includes promoting a healthy living environment, encouraging effective communication and mutual respect among community members, and seeking positive interdependent relationships with others. It is being a person for others and allowing others to care for you. It is also recognizing the need for leisure and recreation and budgeting time for those activities.*


  • Respect for self and others
  • Interaction with others and environment
  • Creation and maintenance of relationships
  • Improvement of self-concept**

USC Resources for Improving Your Social Wellness
Community Service Programs
Offers various community service opportunities including Alternative Break Programs, Habitat for Humanity and Service Saturdays.

Carolina Productions
Carolina Productions offers concerts, plays, comedians, movies and more.

Fraternity and Sorority Life
Information on the fraternity and sorority system and how to join.

Women’s Mentor Network
The Women’s Mentor Network pairs professional faculty and staff women on campus with undergraduate women interested in the same academic area or career path.

Programs for International Students
Offers activities and workshops to help students deal with ramifications of culture shock they may be feeling at the beginning of the semester.

Living and Learning Communities
Housing focused on specific interests, student populations, career plans and the residential college model.

BGLSA Social Network
A social network for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning individuals.

Out to Lunch Program
An initiative that allows students to take their professors to lunch for free.

Parents’ Weekend Activities
Visit the website for up to date information about this annual event taking place September 21-23, 2012.  Activities include campus tours, a welcome reception, a beach bash at the Strom Thurmond Fitness Center, a 5k run and walk and a pre-game tailgate.